Actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have been diagnosed with coronavirus in Australia. The actor has been filming Baz Luhrmann’s untitled production about Elvis Presley. The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the outbreak to be a pandemic on March 11.
The actor wrote on Instagram: “We felt a bit tired like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that come and went. Slight fevers too.
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Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive. Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no? We’ll keep the world posted and updated. Take care of yourselves! Hanx!
Warner Bros. said in a statement: “We are working closely with the appropriate Australian health agencies to identify and contact anyone who may have come in direct contact with the individual. The health and safety of our company members is always our top priority, and we are taking precautions to protect everyone who works on our productions around the world.”
According to the World Health Organization, there are currently more than 120 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Australia.